The Street Stops Here

The Street Stops Here

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qThe Street Stops Here qoffers a deeply personal and compelling account of a Catholic high school in central Harlem, where mostly disadvantaged (and often non-Catholic) African American males graduate on time and get into college. Interweaving vivid portraits of day-to-day school life with clear and evenhanded analysis, Patrick J. McCloskey takes us through an eventful year at Rice High School, as staff, students, and families make heroic efforts to prevail against society's expectations. McCloskey's riveting narrative brings into sharp relief an urgent public policy question: whether (and how) to save these schools that provide the only viable option for thousands of poor and working-class students-and thus fulfill a crucial public mandate. Just as significantly, qThe Street Stops Here qoffers invaluable lessons for low-performing urban public schools.Tm like a leader-in-training.a#39; aquot; aquot;Yusef didna#39;t see himself as dependent like some kids who come to me and want to be taken care of, aquot; Orlando reflects. aquot;Part of the attraction was seeing the leadership strength in me that he sees in himself.

Title:The Street Stops Here
Author:Patrick McCloskey
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2009-01-01


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